Towns Fund

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 27th February 2020.

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Photo of Justin Madders Justin Madders Labour, Ellesmere Port and Neston

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, how much in cash terms has been spent from the Towns Fund.

Photo of Simon Clarke Simon Clarke Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 27 February 2020

The £3.6 billion Towns Fund will support an initial 100 Towns Deals across England. £1 billion of the Towns Fund will be made available to the Future High Streets Fund. These Funds are part of the government’s plan to level up our regions and create a more united country, one where people throughout the UK can benefit from our shared prosperity.

In December we paid out £16.4 million in capacity funding to local authorities from the initial 100 towns to support the development of a Town Deal Board and Investment Plan for each of the shortlisted towns in their area.

We have also to date spent £20.4 million from the Future High Street Fund on capacity funding, resourcing and to support policies that we have announced such as the High Streets Task Force. This includes spending on heritage high streets delivered through the Architectural Heritage Fund and Historic England.

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